Shropshire

Shropshire pony Chester rescued from slurry pit

Two firemen attempt to rescue Chester Image copyright @SFRSWELLINGTON
Image caption Crews from two stations worked to remove Chester from the slurry pit

A pony has been rescued after it fell into an underground slurry pit and became trapped.

Chester was found in the trench, on farmland near Wellington, Shropshire, at about 08:25 GMT.

Fire crews from two stations spent around two hours removing the animal from the hole, using specialist animal rescue equipment.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said there was "a lot of cleaning to be done" after the rescue.

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Image caption Chester was spotted in the hole at about 08:25 GMT
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Image caption The fire service said there was "a lot of cleaning up" to be done after the successful rescue

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